I have atopic dermatitis on my eyelids and under my eyes. I've been using Elidel since February. If I stop using it for more than two days, the painful, itchy rash returns with a vengence. I don't think I should use Elidel forever... Any suggestions?
15 Jul 2010
The patient or care giver should apply a thin layer of ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) Cream 1% to the affected skin twice daily. The patient or caregiver should stop using when signs and symptoms (e.g., itch, rash and redness) resolve and should be instructed on what actions to take if symptoms recur.
If signs and symptoms persist beyond 6 weeks, patients should be re-examined by their health care provider to confirm the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis.
Continuous long-term use of ELIDEL Cream should be avoided, and application should be limited to areas of involvement with atopic dermatitis.
The safety of ELIDEL Cream under occlusion, which may promote systemic exposure, has not been evaluated. ELIDEL Cream should not be used with occlusive dressings.
Please for more details you could refer to: http://www.drugs.com/elidel.html
- Elidel Information for Consumers
- Elidel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Elidel (detailed)
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